Peter Kimmich
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WRITTEN BY Peter Kimmich

The Smiths’ “Suffer Little Children” – Pop At Its Creepiest

The names of the murder victims are in the lyrics. “Edward, see those alluring lights? / Tonight will be your very last night.” The song isn’t about the killings themselves, either -- it is actually sung from the voice of the dead children, assuring the killers that they will never rest. Hence its menacing chill

News Flash: Thom Yorke is Neurotic

We already know about Yorke’s phobia of cars owing to his 1987 crash, his irrational fear of flying, plus his paralyzed left eye which gave him difficulty making friends as a child. All of that, coupled with any insight his suicidally dreary lyrics provide, make me fairly certain that I wouldn’t bet the station wagon to rule out serious neurosis

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